John Villasenor

John Villasenor is a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a professor of electrical engineering and public policy at UCLA. Follow him on Twitter.

Future Tense
Feb. 17 2014 2:28 PMHow the Bitcoin Protocol Could Help Improve Copyright
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April 23 2013 7:00 AMGoogle Glass and the Demise of OwnershipWhat the restrictions on resale of the gadget mean for consumers.
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March 5 2013 1:47 PMEye-Tracking Smartphones Have Arrived. What About the Privacy Implications?
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Oct. 23 2012 4:55 PMA Supreme Court Case Over Textbooks Could Make Copyright Law Even More Restrictive
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Sept. 24 2012 1:34 PMPandora’s BoxNew legislation might finally fix the messy Internet radio royalty system.
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March 27 2012 7:00 AMEye-Tracking Computers Will Read Your ThoughtsAnd when they do, the privacy debate will become even more important.
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May 2 2013 8:16 AMNo-Fly ZoneHow “drone” safety rules can also help protect privacy.
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April 3 2013 2:28 PMIs It Illegal to Resell “Used” Digital Music?A federal judge in New York says yes.
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Jan. 29 2013 11:21 AMThe Two Classes of Cyber ThreatsWhy systems that everyone considers critical are at lower risk.
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Oct. 7 2012 3:10 PMWith Israel’s Destruction of Drone, the Region’s Dynamics Have Changed Significantly
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May 1 2012 11:24 AMWhy the Government Can’t Remain the Cybersecurity CzarCISPA doesn’t just violate digital privacy. It will flood the U.S. government with more data than it can handle.
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March 5 2012 11:09 AMCan the Government Force Suspects To Decrypt Incriminating Files?Courts must determine whether the Fifth Amendment applies to encryption.



Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem

Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough

So they added a little self-immolation.

Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War

Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore, and Schools Are Getting Worried

The Good Wife Is Cynical, Thrilling, and Grown-Up. It’s Also TV’s Best Drama.

  News & Politics
Sept. 19 2014 9:15 PM Chris Christie, Better Than Ever
Business Insider
Sept. 20 2014 6:30 AM The Man Making Bill Gates Richer
Inside Higher Ed
Sept. 19 2014 1:34 PM Empty Seats, Fewer Donors? College football isn’t attracting the audience it used to.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
  Slate Plus
Slate Picks
Sept. 19 2014 12:00 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? The Slatest editor tells us to read well-informed skepticism, media criticism, and more.
Brow Beat
Sept. 19 2014 4:48 PM You Should Be Listening to Sbtrkt
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 6:31 PM The One Big Problem With the Enormous New iPhone
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 19 2014 5:09 PM Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda?   A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.